Catherine is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado. She received her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. As a graduate student, Catherine investigated the effects of brief mindfulness training on executive functioning skills among children as well as learning outcomes among university students. Now working in the Emotive Computing Laboratory under the guidance of Dr. Sidney D’Mello, Catherine explores what people think and how they feel when they exert self-regulation. Using mixed methodologies (e.g., physiological modeling, self-report), she works to advance understanding of how mental and emotional states arise and influence outcomes across a range of contexts (e.g., educational game play, reading, interpersonal interactions) from data collected in the lab, online, and in the field. Catherine also investigates interventions for strengthening self-regulation, such as how mind-body practices like deep breathing impact self-regulation and concomitant mental and emotional states.

This profile was last updated on June 22, 2018

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